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Curry sauce

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1/4 pint
Dietary Vegetarian


  1. Heat the oil and cook the onion until soft.

  2. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in the spices and cook for 2-3 minutes over a gentle heat to release all the aromas and flavours.

  4. Stir in the double cream and bring to the boil.

  5. Add salt and lemon juice to taste.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • I small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2.5ml/½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 2cm/¾in piece of root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 3-4 cardamom pods, crushed
  • 210ml/7fl oz double cream
  • salt
  • juice of half a lemon

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